Protesters chant in front of the Revival Baptist Church of Orlando in Clermont on Saturday, June 15, 2019. The church is holding a "Make America Straight Again" event. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)
Scenes from the Canine Companions for Independence Southeast Puppy Graduation ceremony, Friday, August 9, 2019, at Faith Point Church in Oakland, Fla. During the program, 33 young assistance animals were matched with their new special-needs family to begin their professional training. Canine Companions for Independence is a national, non-profit organization that provides highly-trained assistance dogs to those with disabilities at no cost. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)
Buddy the chocolate Labrador Retriever enjoyed many adventures during his long life and made friends everywhere he went. It's important to honor Buddy's spirit and those of all departed pets by helping animals.
Members of The Orlando Dog Mom Club gathered June 28 and 29 for the Meet Your Dog Mom BFF outing, where participants gathered at The Bear and Peacock Brewery in Winter Park for a speed dating-style event that aimed to introduce members to each other.
Michaela McLean, a Clermont native, was named Miss Florida 2019 at the pageant held in Lakeland on June 29, 2019. McLean was running as Miss Florida Citrus and will compete in the Miss America pageant in September.